Cold water in the lap of anyone hoping for the Singularity sometime this century:
The simulations of Modha and Markram are about as brain-like as one of those plastic brains that neuroscientists like to keep on their desks. The plastic brain has all the parts that a real brain does, it’s roughly the same […]
Michael Anissimov and Roko Mijic did a great job with their Singularity 101 series for GOOD. Mijic wraps it up by answering a few questions from the readers. Good questions with great answers.
R.U. Sirius and Surfdaddy Orca interview Ray Kurzweil in the new issue of H+. The magnitude of Kurzweil’s accomplishments always floors me, the man really does deserve his title as “Edison’s heir.” They cover all sorts of ground, from problems of consciousness to global warming to the “rapture of the nerds” critique […]
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